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Event Series Event Series: Schooltime: Layer the Walls II

Schooltime: Layer the Walls II

March 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

11:30 a.m. doors / Noon-1 p.m. performance
Claire Tow Theater
Contact: dena.beard@brooklyn.cuny.edu

Grand Pistachio creates original theater for young people utilizing larger than life forms of puppetry, mask, and music. They engage audience empathy and open new ways for young people to view each other, the world, and their role in it by highlighting the stories of people who might not be in the history books or cultural records. While visiting NYC’s Tenement Museum, the artists behind Grand Pistachio learned that forty layers of wallpaper were found on the walls of an old apartment. Each piece had been applied by a new immigrant family in an attempt to make the space their own – every layer filled with hopes, dreams, and incredible stories of survival. Layer the Walls honors these residents and showcase how they shaped the NYC we know today. They believe investigation into stories of the past will illuminate the larger struggles of immigration that have shaped and continue to influence our country today.

Program (PDF)